Programme structure

This Master's degree programme is a two year programme consisting of a total of 120 ECTS credits.

The master's degree consists of:

Throughout the two years, the students will attend a joint seminar for all students on the program, every semester.

Programme structure - 60 credits Master's thesis

4. semester VMS4190 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (60 ECTS) or VMSIAKH4190
3. semester VMS4190 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (60 ECTS) or VMSIAKH4190
2. semester VMS4100 – Philological theory and Method Optional course Optional course
1. semester HIS4100 – Viking and Medieval Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Optional course / NFI4120 – Old Norse - language and texts
 
Optional course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Programme structure - Project term and 30 credits Master's thesis

4. semester VMS4195 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (30 ECTS) or VMSIAKH4195
3. semester ILN4900 – Project Semester for Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies or ILN4950 – Researchprojectsemester for Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
2. semester VMS4100 – Philological theory and Method Optional course Optional course
1. semester HIS4100 – Viking and Medieval Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Optional course / NFI4120 – Old Norse - language and texts
 
Optional course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Compulsory courses

Optional courses

The remaining courses can be chosen from the optional courses listed below (the courses offered will vary from semester to semester):

A maximum of 20 ECTS can be from other courses than those listed above if the course is relevant for your Master's Thesis and approved by your supervisor.

A maximum of 20 ECTS in Guided Reading courses can be part of the master degree.

The last two semesters

There are two possible options:

It is mandatory to write your thesis under supervision.

Overseas students are expected to acquire the necessary skills to read Scandinavian specialist literature.

For students who started in August 2019 or earlier:

Programme Structure

4. semester  VMS4195 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (30 ECTS) or VMS4190 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (60 ECTS)
3. semester ILN4900 – Project Semester for Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (30 ECTS) or VMS4190 – Master's thesis in Viking and Medieval Studies (60 ECTS)
2. semester VMS4200 – Philology in an interdisciplinary perspective (discontinued) Optional course Optional course
1. semester VMS4100 – Philological theory and Method Optional course / NFI4120 – Old Norse - language and texts
 
Optional course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

The first two semesters

During both the first and the second semester all students will each semester take three courses each worth 10 ECTS credits. During the first semester it is compulsory to take VMS4100 – Philological theory and Method. Students who have not taken NFI1101 – Norrøn grammatikk og eldre språkhistorie, or an equivalent course, must also take NFI4120 – Old Norse - language and texts during the first semester. VMS4200 – Philology in an interdisciplinary perspective (discontinued) is compulsory the second semester. The remaining courses can be chosen from the optional courses listed below. Students planning to write their thesis within the field of Old Norse or Celtic Philology are strongly recommended to take certain courses.

Compulsory courses:

Optional courses:

a) Minimum 20 ECTS must be from the following list:

b) Maximum 20 ECTS can be from the following list:

A maximum of 20 ECTS can be from other courses than those listed above under b) if the course is relevant for your Master's Thesis and approved by your supervisor.

The last two semesters

There are two possible options:

It is mandatory to write your thesis under supervision.

Overseas students are expected to acquire the necessary skills to read Scandinavian specialist literature.

Diploma and degree

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published Sep. 23, 2015 12:54 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2021 3:35 PM